You can’t win by accident.

IMG_0415Being a winner is such an “on purpose” thing.  It’s a habit and a mindset.   Winning takes practice, persistence, faith and focus.  It’s not going to happen by accident. There are many people out here working very hard to ensure you don’t have accidental success.

That’s why things worth having are hard to attain.  You don’t accidentally come in first place.  People don’t accidentally complete the project.  Teams don’t accidentally win championships.  These things take concentrated effort and sacrifice.

As a boss in the middle, you have to remember that no one is going to give you anything.  You need to go hard.  You need to go wisely.

You can only trust God 100%, so keep Him first!

Don’t apologize for doing you.

IMG_0413So, I took a break from blogging for a bit.  No reason.  Just took a break.  At first I felt a little guilty, like the people following me would be angry or unfollow me because I wasn’t writing every few days.  Like it’s all about me.  I was trying to figure out how to apologize, then I realized something…

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One thing I really love about God

IMG_0403There are a lot of things I love about God.  He’s real, He created everything, He never changes, He’s mysteriously on time, He’s always right, He’s always got our back, He forgives us everytime, etc…  I’m not even scratching the surface of all the things God does for us.  Our tiny human brains can’t encompass all of His glory.  There’s one thing I especially love about God, that we as “bosses in the middle” need to remember when making decisions.

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How to stop worrying, like a boss.

IMG_0382.PNGThis isn’t one of those bible verses that are hard to understand or easily taken out of context.

Matthew 6:33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

It’s the old classic, “don’t worry” verse.  But, there’s more to it.  As a boss in the middle of this crazy world, it’s essential that you understand this truth.

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All words matter.

IMG_0379If a father says to his daughter, “you’re beautiful”, she believes it. If he tells his son, “you can do it”, the son also believes. In both cases, if they trust the parent, the children normally won’t ask a lot of questions. Read on to see the opposite effect.

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It’s Monday, again…

IMG_0373I am not normally overwhelmed with enthusiasm about Mondays.  I really like weekends.  Probably a little too much.  Weekends break up the monotony and allow me to spend time with family.  I can work on projects around the house or do general clean up.  If the mood hits me, I can invite people over.  I have freedom.  No meetings to attend, no reports are due, and I can do what I want pretty easily.  Makes it tough to get excited for work on a Monday morning.  But, since work is necessary, I had to change my perspective.  Continue reading to see what I did.

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I am the “boss in the middle” of a spiritual war.

IMG_0365I am in the middle of a spiritual war.  It is very painful.  I can feel my soul being tugged back and forth between good and evil.  1 Corinthians 16:13-14 gave me peace and encouragement tonight.  The verses enlightened me to the fact that, while in the midst of this struggle, there is a way to be.  The first step is to recognize that I am at war for my soul.

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You’ll be ok, if you want to be.

img_0359Sometimes when we get down on ourselves or have a bit of bad luck, it’s good to remember that it could be worse.  Whatever situation you’re in, there is someone who’s worse off.  I don’t know if this is the best way to describe this, but I’m trying to get you to think about perspective.

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Things I need to tell myself.

img_0352There are things I’ve learned about myself which can only be described as character defects.  Flaws that at times, can make my life more painful than necessary.  As a result, I have made up a lot of sayings, quips, analogies and acronyms to remember who I am and my purpose.  I’ll share some of these things with you.

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When do you stop trusting God?

img_0345When do you stop trusting God?  That was a question posed to my group in a recent bible study. Most people in the group thought about dark times in their life. Times when they were at a real low. A loved on may have died, they lost an important job, their family was actively dysfunctional or some other unfortunate event shook their faith. My answer was different. I never had the experience of not trusting God in bad times. I never blamed God for my problems. I stop trusting God, when things are really good.

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